Home-brew morphine: Is opiate production about to get way too easy?

Home-brew morphine: Is opiate production about to get way too easy?

Access to yeast strains modified to produce opiates for cheaper, more effective pain meds must be strictly controlled according to researchers who warn that stopping criminals using such API manufacturing routes to make illegal narcotics is vital.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) says Gilead should be forced to provide Sovaldi to US veterans free of charge

US Senator dubs Sovaldi price ‘abuse of power’ and calls to defy patent

The European Commission (EC) in Brussels, Belgium

Industry calls for global alignment of qualification and validation guidelines

Early adopter of continuous processing Janssen has installed a manufacturing line at its plant in Puerto Rico (photo c/o CIC Construction)

Janssen and Rutgers expand R&D as continuous manufacturing picks up steam

Fixed dose combination drugs can ease patients' 'pill burden'

EMA: show clinical justification for combination drugs

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Regulatory & Safety

As China announces it has used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit human embryos, US academics call for a discussion on the gene tool's impact.

US scientists vow to answer CRISPR’s sticky moral questions

Since 2013, compounders have the option to register as outsourcing facilities with the US FDA

Two sterile compounders hit by FDA warning letters for violating cGMP

Top lawyer moves to Amgen

Top lawyer moves to Amgen

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Ingredients

Symbiosis HQ in Scotland

European freeze-drying market heats up: Symbiosis invests citing high demand

Abhijit Mukherjee, Dr. Reddy’s COO eyeing Japanese generics marlket

Dr Reddy’s yen for growth: Indian generics and API firm plans to partner in Japan

SAFC expanded its manufacturing facilities in California and Missouri.

SAFC expands ADC and bulk drug manufacturing in CA, MO

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Drug Delivery

Serendex is developing an inhalable biopharmaceutical for rare lung diseases. (Image of heart and lungs: University of Liverpool Medical Archives)

Inhalable biologics: Serendex formulates with Novozymes’ Recombumin

The proteins are humanised versions of those found in spiny dogfish sharks (Image: Sergi Balaguer/CC)

Cancer-hunting shark proteins are the future of drug conjugation, says Almac

Patheon has sold its ex-Banner operations in Mexico to Perrigo

Perrigo enters softgel space buying ex-Banner operations for $34m from Patheon

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Processing

Endo buys Par, Lupin enters Brazil. It's been a busy week for generics

Endo buys Par, Lupin enters Brazil... it's been a busy week in generics

Hospira approval puts Pfizer on track to close deal by year's end

Hospira approval puts Pfizer on track to close $17bn deal by year's end

Lack of scientific talent may hold pharma back from fully embracing continuous processing

Lack of talent will hamper continuous manufacturing adoption, says MIT Prof

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Temporary delays have stifled Afrezza'a launch, says MannKind CFO

MannKind: Afrezza's slow start due to delays not demand for inhalable insulin

Hospira approval puts Pfizer on track to close deal by year's end

Hospira approval puts Pfizer on track to close $17bn deal by year's end

BASF's main administrative building in Ludwigshafen,Germany

Siegfried set to buy custom synthesis and API units from BASF for $300m

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